Sir Andrew Tan with some teachers preparing for the PEAC Re-Certification evaluation.
This year, the teachers, staff, and management of TFCA, headed by the principal Mr. Andrew Tan began the process of collecting documents for the re-certification of the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC).
The Fund for Assistance to Private Education, or FAPE, was created on November 5, 1968 by Executive Order No. 156, in implementation of the project agreement between the Philippine and United States governments to establish a permanent trust fund that would address the needs of the private education sector in the country.
Teachers and Staff work together to prepare the exhibit for the Re-Certification process
The trustee of FAPE is the PEAC, which is headed by the Secretary of Education as its chairman. PEAC is also composed of representatives from the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA); Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP); Association of Christian Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ACSCU); and the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU).
Through the years, the management of the Fund has evolved to cover other programs of assistance to the private education sector and with it an organization that helps the PEAC.
Awards, trophies and certificates given to TFCA through-out the years
Recently renamed the PEAC National Secretariat (so as not to confuse with the trust fund), the organization, as directed by the PEAC, manages and develops programs of assistance to private education and participates in initiatives affecting the sector. Presently, it manages the Education Service Contracting and Teacher Salary Subsidy components of the GASTPE Program of the Department of Education, the In-Service Training Program, and the Research Program, among others.
A PEAC Representative interviews one of the TFCA Management during the Re-Certification Evaluation
Last August 30, representatives from the DepEd and PEAC visited the school to conduct its re-certification process.
They interviewed teachers, students, and some management personnel. They observed classes, inspected specific facilities through out the building. The certifiers had the chance to visit the exhibit prepared by the employees of TFCA inside the Students’ Center and at the entrance of the Sanctuary. These exhibits composed of trophies, awards, certificates, and plaques that were awarded to TFCA in the line of sports, academics, even citations from the community and some award giving bodies.
Documents compiled for the Re-certification process.
They were able to see photos of the different events that TFCA has produced in the past. Outputs/project from students in various subjects were also included in the exhibit for the certifiers to see.
TFCA hopes to get a grade of “3.0” or above. In achieving so, TFCA will be recommended for a Level 1 status which means, TFCA will be gearing towards an “autonomous” status from DepEd.